Belk Promotes Zant to Chief Merchant

David Zant

Belk has promoted GMM David Zant to president and chief merchant, replacing Kathyrn Bufano

Bon-Ton Stores Names Kathryn Bufano CEO

Kathy Bufano

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. has named Belk chief merchant Kathryn Bufano as its new president and CEO, replacing the outgoing Brendan Hoffman.

Nordstrom is Buying Trunk Club

Trunk Club logo

Nordstrom is acquiring Trunk Club for an undisclosed amount.

Target Names Brian Cornell CEO

Brian Cornell

Cornell’s resume includes PepsiCo, Sam’s Club, Michaels Stores and Safeway.

Hardwick Clothes Gets New Owner, New CEO

Bruce Bellusci

Allan Jones has acquired Hardwick for $1.9 million out of bankruptcy and hired former Hart Schaffner Marx executive Bruce Bellusci to lead the company.

In Other News: Professionals Embrace Backpacks

A J. Campbell backpack by Unified Accessories

Advertising Age reports that professional men are eschewing traditional briefcases and even messenger bags in favor of backpacks.

Epstein Joins Unified as EVP of Sales

Eric Epstein 2014

Unified Accessories has hired former RGA and Swank exec Eric Epstein as EVP of sales for North America.

Martin Greenfield: The Suit Doctor

Martin Greenfield in the factory

Martin Greenfield came to America with nothing, started as a floor boy in a Brooklyn suit factory and worked his way up to be one of the most celebrated tailors in the world.

Alpha Design Group Names Tom Mintal VP, Merchandising

Tom Mintal and Lori Pulichino

Alpha Design Group has hired former Nordstrom clothing buyer Tom Mintal as its new VP of merchandising.

Lori Pulichino Joins Alpha Design Group as VP

Pulichino joins Alpha Design Group from David Donahue, where she was director of sales.